40th Anniversary Celebration

The Electric Horseman

Co-sponsored by DSU College of the Humanities and Social Sciences, the College of the Arts, DOCUTAH and the Utah Film Commission.

See it where it was filmed!

 Join us on Sunday, March 1 as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Electric Horseman. Filmed in and around St. George in 1978 and 1979 by Sydney Pollack, The Electric Horseman starred Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Willie Nelson and Wilford Brimley.  The film cost $12.5 million to make (an exorbitant budget at the time). Among the cost overruns was a weather-delayed shot of Redford and Fonda kissing, a two-second moment on the screen that cost $280,000 to shoot. The film opened on December 21, 1979 and went into general release in 1980. Despite its ballooned budget, the film was one of the highest grossing films of 1980. 

Mr. Brimley has graciously agreed to join us for this event.

As a special treat, we start with a wine and appetizer reception in the Sears Gallery at the Eccles Fine Arts Center at DSU. Reception tickets are $15.

At 6 PM, our free screening of The Electric Horseman will begin with a short Q&A session with Mr. Brimley as a lead-in to the film. 

When: SUNDAY, March 1, 2020 at 5 PM (reception); 6 PM for Brimley comments and screening

Where: Dixie State University Eccles Fine Arts Center

Reception admission: $15

Reserve Reception Tickets at: https://dsutix.universitytickets.com/w/event.aspx?id=1551

Seats for free film screening are available on a first come first served basis.